2013 Olympus Visionaries

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CharlesB58
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2013 Olympus Visionaries
Sep 6, 2013

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Just announced on Facebook. Some Pulitzer Prize winners, other award winners, and the curious thing that most of them are using m4/3. Consider, then, that if the majority of Olympus Visionaries are using m4/3, is it any wonder that could extrapolate into a very low demand for an E5 successor that is 4/3, at least from Olympus's point of view.

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/visionaries?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=intro

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In reply to CharlesB58, Sep 6, 2013

Looks like all the female visionaries jumped ship or were tossed overboard.

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jkrumm wrote:

Looks like all the female visionaries jumped ship or were tossed overboard.

Funny, that was my first thought, too.  Particularly odd for m4/3 that they couldn't have at least one female.

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It all depends on if any women applied, and met the criteria. They've cut back on the number of Visionaries too. A few years ago there was 15 to 20 listed on the Olympus website.

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In reply to CharlesB58, Sep 7, 2013

CharlesB58 wrote:

Just announced on Facebook. Some Pulitzer Prize winners, other award winners, and the curious thing that most of them are using m4/3. Consider, then, that if the majority of Olympus Visionaries are using m4/3, is it any wonder that could extrapolate into a very low demand for an E5 successor that is 4/3, at least from Olympus's point of view.

Olympus doesn't base its product offerings on the gear used by its most talented customers. Rather, it chooses Olympus Visionaries who put the company's current product offerings to exemplary use.

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In reply to CharlesB58, Sep 7, 2013

CharlesB58 wrote:

It all depends on if any women applied, and met the criteria. They've cut back on the number of Visionaries too. A few years ago there was 15 to 20 listed on the Olympus website.

Sounds like trouble: Olympus having "reduced vision".  Not so good for a company that makes optical gear.

Maybe Oly need "corrective lenses".  Get those corporate eyeballs examined!  Hope it helps...

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